Luxury Family Safari & Beach Holiday Kenya - 15 Days

Buffallo Springs Samburu Sundowner 

 This exciting family and friends kids friendly safari combines a visit to the Samburu Reserve with a 3 night stay in the Masai Mara. The holiday ends with 7 nights spent in a private seafront house on the Kenyan Coast. The accommodation offers an abundance of activities to keep the kids happy and amble opportunity for relaxing. The below routing can easily be adapted with different lodges.


Overview

15 Days / 14 Nights Luxury Family Safari & Beach Safari Holiday Vacation Kenya Trip Highlights

Nairobi City - Buffalo Springs Reserve - Maasai Mara Game Reserve - Lamu Island


Day 1: Nairobi City

Day 2 - 4: Nairobi City - Buffalo Springs Reserve

Day 5 - 7: Buffalo Springs Reserve - Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 8 - 14: Maasai Mara Game Reserve - Lamu Island

Day 15: Lamu Island – Nairobi City


One More Reason To Book This Safari Experience

  • Discover Nairobi's sights and sounds on a sightseeing excursion in the city.
  • Visit the home of the 'Samburu Special Five' the Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Gerenuk & Somali Ostrich at Buffalo Springs Reserve.
  • Explore The Buffalo Springs Reserve and the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River foot, vehicle or on a camel.
  • Relax, sit, swim and watch Game from the elevated position of the Sasaab Game Lodge, Buffalo Springs Reserve.
  • Go on a cultural trip to the local Samburu village to meet and understand the welcoming and hard working Samburu way of life.
  • Try your luck in seen the thousands of wildebeest and Zebra cross the crocodile infested Mara River during the Famous Annual Wildebeest Migration from July to October each year.
  • Spend your evening gazing at the stars in the clear skies with no light pollution at the Maasai Mara and Buffalo Springs Reserve.
  • Experience the Magic of Lamu with its rich cultural history, archeological ruins, unique architecture, laid back feel and friendly wonderful people.
  • Take a sunset dhow cruise on the Indian Ocean and the Lamu Channel.
  • Enjoy the secluded sandy beaches and sand dunes that provide excellent photographic opportunities on the shores of the Indian Ocean.
  • Conduct excursions deep in to the Indian Ocean Sea to snorkel, deep sea dive, and fish or just to get away from it all.

Itinerary

The Detailed Luxury Safari Holiday Vacation Itinerary


Day 1: Nairobi City

Once the family as arrived into Nairobi’s International Airport you will be met by an And Africa Travel representative and transferred to your hotel in Nairobi for the evening.

Depending on the time of your arrival you may have time to explore the city and its attractions. The most recommended sightseeing excursions are the Karen Blixen Museum (once home to the author of Out of Africa), the giraffe sanctuary, Nairobi National Park, a city tour, The Karura Forest and the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. We also recommend lunch or dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant where all manner of exotic meat is served roasted on traditional Maasai swords over a huge charcoal pit.

Overnight: Giraffe Manor, Hemingway’s Nairobi or similar


Day 2 - 4: Nairobi City - Buffalo Springs Reserve

Enjoy an early morning breakfast in the company of the endangered Rothschild Giraffes before transferring to Wilson Airport for a scheduled flight to Samburu Airstrip (in Buffalo Springs Reserve). Here, you will be met and transferred by road for an hour and a half. Arrive at Sasaab late morning.

During your stay at Sasaab Lodge you can participate on morning and afternoon game drives on open vehicles where a wide variety of game can be seen. You can also arrange all day game drives or half day game drives with a delicious picnic to enjoy in the middle of the bush.

Samburu is the home of the ‘Samburu Special Five’, which includes the Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, and Gerenuk & Somali Ostrich. Abundant birdlife and fauna along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro offer great game viewing either by foot, vehicle or on a camel. Sasaab’s position high on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro means that it is the perfect place to sit and watch game. Elephants frequently come to the opposite bank. Other activities include: guided walks, bird watching, star gazing, swimming pool, internet access. Sasaab is very closely linked to the local Samburu tribes and it is highly recommended to go on a cultural trip to the local village to meet and understand the welcoming and hard working Samburu way of life.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

3 nights in Buffalo Springs Reserve, Samburu staying Sasaab Camp.


Day 5 - 7: Buffalo Springs Reserve - Masai Mara Game Reserve

Depart Sasaab early for a game drive and bush breakfast to Buffalo Spring. Connect with a flight to the Masai Mara. At Keekorok Airstrip, you will be met by a guide from Sala’s Camp and enjoy a game drive to Sala’s for lunch.

Activities at Sala’s Camp are entirely up to guests themselves, but in this area of prolific big five wildlife sighting, early game drives are recommended to witness predators seeking out their prey, and late afternoon drives when the light is at its softest.

During the world-famous annual Migration of wildebeest which takes place annually from July - October, guests may opt for a full day game drive to a crossing point, taking a picnic lunch with them. Sala’s location on the confluence of the Sand and Keekorok rivers mean that it is a true haven for birdlife. Star gazing is also a great treat in this area of clear skies and no light pollution.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Spend 3 nights in Masai Mara staying at Sala's Camp, Hemingway’s Maasai Mara, Olseki Maasai Mara, and Richard Branson’s Virgin Camp Maasai Mara or similar


Day 8 - 14: Maasai Mara Game Reserve - Lamu Island

Transfer onto a flight to Nairobi and onwards to Lamu. On arrival in Lamu guests are met by a boat from Kizingoni and are transferred about 40 minutes from the Lamu airstrip across to Kizingoni Beach.

Kizingoni Beach

Kizingoni beach is a selection of 6 private houses, all right on the beach, each with 4+ double bedrooms, their own swimming pools, fully staffed and hosted and have a private speedboat and captain.

Kizingoni Beach is a holiday destination with endless opportunities for adventure, sport and pleasure. Many visitors are happy to enjoy the peace and excellent service, with the occasional massage — others take full advantage of the many activities there are on offer including excursions, water sports, boat safaris, sailing, fishing, swimming, walking, mainland safaris and many more.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Spend 7 nights Lamu Island Beaches staying at Kizingoni Beach Houses, Majilis Resort or Similar


Day 15: Lamu Island – Nairobi City

Flight back to Nairobi for your international flight.

Prices and Inclusions

Prices

Please treat the prices shown as a price estimate. Your final price might go up or down following seasonal prices in the different lodges, camps and resorts. All prices indicated are per person, based on 2 persons sharing a room, and on estimated high season rates.


Rate Includes

  • Road transfers as indicted in the itinerary
  • Scheduled light aircraft flights as indicated in the itinerary
  • Full Board Accommodation: at Giraffe Manor, Sasaab and Sala’s Camp including soft drinks, house wines, airstrip transfers, beer and non-premium spirits, game drives and other lodge activities.
  • Park fees
  • Flying Doctors Medical Evacuation
  • Kizingoni Beach includes: Exclusive use of house and pool, full board accommodation, sundowners on the dunes, laundry, private speedboat and Captain, beers, soft drinks, house wines, gin and vodka and use of water skis, wakeboard, tube and snorkeling equipment.

Rates Exclude

  • International Flights into Nairobi and out of Nairobi
  • Domestic flight from Nairobi to Mombasa
  • All drinks at Giraffe manor, Sasaab and Sala’s Camp.
  • Champagne and luxurious spirits at all the properties.
  • Any activities not included in the itinerary
  • International flights and visa fees
  • Gratuities to camp staff
  • All items of a personal nature
  • All statutory increases beyond our control
  • Kizingoni excludes: fuel for your private speedboat which is charged at per liter, fine wines, champagnes and selected spirits, dhow excursions, deep sea fishing, massages& beauty Treatments, dolphin Trips to Kinyika Island with Kizingo.

How To Book

  1. Contact a destination specialist

Whether you wish to book this holiday vacation or wish plan your holiday trip around this itinerary idea or you have other ideas, please do get in touch by filling the booking form below or online contacts page. If using our booking form or online contacts page, an And Africa Travel safari destination specialist will contact you by email to discuss your requirements.

  1. Discuss your requirements

Our destination safari specialists have the first hand knowledge about Africa, required to put your holiday plans into action. They can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes, needs, likes and budget.

  1. Refine your tailor-made custom itinerary

Your safari specialist will carefully design your holiday trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive on email. Your safari specialist will answer any further questions you have and refine it until you are completely happy.

  1. Confirmation

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit of 40% of the total cost of your trip.

  1. Staying in touch

Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call your safari specialist at any time. The same safari specialist will handle your trip from start to finish.

  1. The Online Booking Form

Please complete the enquiry form below in as much detail as possible and one of our safari specialists will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours (48 hours on a weekend) with free, no-obligation advice, or a quote if appropriate.

 

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